Boston's Charles Street Boasts These 3 Incredible Restaurants

Boston's Charles Street Boasts These 3 Incredible Restaurants

Three great restaurants located on Charles Street that are perfect for any time of day—breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Enjoy them on the weekend as some of them even serve brunch.

Charles Street is one of the most famous streets in Boston. The beginning and end of the Boston Athletic Association 10K (Also known as the Boston Marathon) runs through Charles Street. However, movie fanatics may recognize the location from the 2006 movie "The Departed," directed by Martin Scorsese.

We're taking a note from the locals and looking at the best restaurants this famed street has to offer. Dubbed as a very popular shopping destination, there are several boutiques on the street that visitors must visit. Once you're all shopped-out, check out one of these delicious restaurants that will make Charles Street your go-to place for all your meals.

If you decide to explore this list, you can expect spots for every meal of the day. From toasty, buttery croissants and syrup-drenched waffles for pre-shopping and Italian dinners accompanied by wine for after!

Tatte Bakery & Café

An exterior of Tatte Bakery & Cafe. Image credits:

70 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-5555

Monday - Friday: 7 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Sunday: 8 AM - 7 PM

As anybody knows, the perfect way to start off the day is with a good breakfast. Tatte Bakery and Café is going to be one of the number one breakfast restaurants located on Charles Street. The feel of this cozy café will make it a little easier to get up in the morning. Among the menu items are breakfast soups, toasty sandwiches, and variety of baked treats. We're totally allowing dessert for breakfast if it's from Tatte Bakery.

Rated both as one of Chicago's best coffee, bakery, and dessert spots along with cheap eats in the Back Bay, visiting Tatte Bakery is like stepping into a Parisian cafe. This little shop is known to get a little busy but that could be a good thing. Flaky pastries and mouth-watering tarts are particular favorites, but there are also gourmet sandwiches and salads for those who might mysteriously want to skip the sweets.

Our menu suggestions include the pastry basket (an assortment of morning pastries served with creamy butter, in-house made jam, and fresh coffee or squeezed orange juice) and the quiche (three options; zucchini and mozzarella, cherry tomato and feta, and Jerusalem artichoke and asparagus) with a green salad.

Earl of Sandwich

One of the many sandwiches from the Earl of Sandwich. Image credit:

1 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 426-1395

Sunday - Saturday: 9 AM - 8 PM

Earl of Sandwich is an adorable chain restaurant that serves hot sandwiches, wraps, and salads (desserts, too). If you're passing by, consider it a sign to take a lunch break. This isn't your regular sandwich shop. In fact, Earl of Sandwich has selections that step outside the box of traditional conventions—perhaps that's why they're on top.

The shop also has gluten free options for the health conscious. The Hawaiian BBQ (grilled chicken, ham, Swiss, pineapple & BBQ sauce) and the Full Montagu (roasted beef, turkey, Swiss, cheddar, lettuce, Roma tomato & mustard sauce). The most created option is known as Just 4 Kids, a sandwich consisting of pizza sauce, cheddar, and turkey, amongst other things. The idea is to combine the best elements of pizza, grilled cheese, and turkey 'n' Swiss. If you're on the go, be sure to take some of their "take home" desserts like their brownie and cookie bites, with Ghirardelli chocolate!

Bin 26 Enoteca

The bar end of Bin 26 Enoteca. Image credit:

26 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-5939

Monday - Thursday: 12 - 10 PM
Friday: 12 - 11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 11 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 10 PM

This cute Beacon Hill restaurant offers wonderful Italian bites than are paired expertly with the help of the staff. While calm during lunch time, the contemporary space is decorated with wine bottles that are practically begging to be uncorked. Perhaps the best part of this warm and inviting Charles Street restaurant is their international selection of wine and a menu that revolves around the seasons.

For appetizers, visitors can expect a wide variety from their choice of cheese, cured meats, and bruschetta. Even though Enoteca is small, there is no shortage of pasta. Dishes include generous servings of mozzarella cheese, mascarpone, and a choice of seafood, tomato, and basil toppings. Now for our favorite section of the menu—desserts! Chocolate, strawberries, and whip cream dominate the sweets here. Tiramisu, lemon tarts, and espresso chocolate cakes are just a few choices to choose from.

What makes a good restaurant? We all have our different opinions about food, but a full restaurant is probably the best sign we could hope for. Whether you're looking for a bite to eat or taking a break from one of Boston's top shopping destinations, these restaurants are sure to please.

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